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Heartsaver Classes

Heartsaver CPR AED (Adult Skills Only)

The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course covers AED, CPR and use of barrier devices for adults.

  • Requirements to pass this course: Skills testing is required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $78

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Heartsaver CPR AED with Infant Skills

The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED with Infant CPR Skills course covers AED, CPR and barrier device use for adults, children and infants. You will also learn choking relief skills for children and infants. 

  • Requirements to pass this course: Skills testing is required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $105

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Heartsaver First Aid

This American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. 

  • Course content includes:
    • First aid basics
    • Medical, injury and environmental emergencies
  • Requirements to pass this course: Skills testing is required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $69

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

This American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. 

  • Course content includes:
    • CPR for adult, child and infant
    • AED use for adults and children
    • Use of a barrier device while doing CPR
    • Choking relief for all age groups
    • First aid basics
    • Medical, injury and environmental emergencies
  • Requirements to pass this course: Skills testing is required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $145

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Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED, infant CPR and adult CPR AED, and how to use a child and infant mask barrier device. 

  • These topics are included in the course:
    • Pediatric first aid basics
    • Bleeding and bandaging
    • Allergic reactions
    • How to use an epinephrine pen
    • Asthma
    • Drowning
    • Bites and stings
    • Burns
    • CPR and AED for children
    • How to help a choking child
    • CPR for infants
    • CPR and AED for adults
    • How to help a choking adult
  • Requirements to pass this course: Skills testing is required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $159

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Basic Life Support (BLS) Classes

BLS (New & Renewing Students)

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Course has been updated to include science and education from the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This four hour course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. This Instructor-led course has students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. 

  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $115
  • Requirements to Pass: Successful completion of CPR skills according the AHA Guidelines and a written exam are required to pass this course. 

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HeartCode BLS Blended eLearning Course (New & Renewing Students)

The American Heart Association HeartCode BLS Blended Learning Course is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course. This course reflects the 2015 CPR & ECC Guidelines. HeartCode® BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. This course consists of two parts: 

  • Part 1 - Online eLearning Course – After registering for this course you will receive an email within 1-4 days containing your HeartCode BLS eLearning code. The email containing your code will come from this address: keys@onlineaha.org. This code provides access to the online course. After successfully completing the online course you will receive a certificate of completion. Please note, you must print and bring a copy of the certificate of completion with you to the in-person HeartCode BLS classroom course you have selected. You will NOT be admitted to the in-person class if you do not bring your certificate of completion. We suggest allowing at least 2 hours for the online eLearning course.
  • Part 2 - In-Person Classroom Course – After completing the online eLearning course described above, you will then attend the pre-scheduled in-person classroom course on the date you registered for. This in-person classroom course will include hands-on practice and skills testing. The structured classroom portion takes about 2.5 hours and requires on-time attendance for the full course. Please note, if you arrive late or leave early you will NOT successfully complete the course.
  • Card: After successful completion of the online eLearning course and the in-person classroom course, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $109

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BLS Instructor Course

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course prepares instructor candidates to teach the Basic Life Support Provider courses and Heartsaver courses. The instructor candidate must have excellent skills and have a recommendation from an instructor to attend this course. 

  • Requirements to take this course: BLS instructor candidates must meet certain requirements before taking the BLS Instructor Course. In order to become an AHA BLS Instructor, all candidates must:
    • Be licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation in which the BLS skills are within their scope of practice
    • Have a letter of recommendation
    • Be aligned with an AHA Training Center
    • Demonstrate excellent CPR skills before the start of the course
  • Requirements to pass this course: To become an instructor, you must successfully complete the BLS Instructor Course and be monitored teaching a BLS Provider Course successfully (this could take more than one monitoring).
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a BLS Instructor card will be issued.
  • Cost: $419

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Family and Friends Classes

Infant CPR

The American Heart Association Family and Friends Infant CPR course teaches infant CPR skills (birth to 12 months). It is designed for those people who want to know and be aware of what to do in a situation where a baby may choke, stop breathing, or not have a pulse. You will learn how to open an airway that is obstructed and how to perform CPR until EMS arrives. This course is for personal enhancement and should not be taken by those who need to know these skills for their job. 

  • Card: This is not a certification course, no card is issued.
  • Cost: $45 per attendee; separate registration and payment is required for each attendee.

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Family and Friends CPR – Adult, Child & Infant Skills

The American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR - Adult, Child & Infant Skills course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Please note, children are not permitted to attend this course. 

  • Card: This is not a certification course, no card is issued.
  • Cost: $69

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Classes

ACLS Provider 2-Day Course

This two-day American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course is designed for healthcare professionals to enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proficiency in High Quality CPR to patient survival. Effective High Quality CPR along with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation are the core concepts of this course. 

  • This course emphasizes these areas:
    • Proficiency in high quality CPR
    • Recognizing and initiating early management of periarrest conditions
    • Managing cardiac arrest
    • Identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes
    • Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care
    • ACLS Algorithms
    • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Requirements to pass this course: Skill testing and written testing are required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $339

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ACLS Provider Update 1-Day Course

This one-day American Heart Association ACLS Provider Update Course is designed for healthcare professionals to update their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. 

  • This course expects that you have prior knowledge in these areas that require only review to complete the course:
    • Proficiency in high quality CPR
    • Recognizing and initiating early management of periarrest conditions
    • Managing cardiac arrest
    • Identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes
    • Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care
    • ACLS Algorithms
    • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Requirements to pass this course: Skill testing and written testing are required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $269
  • Please note: Students do not need to have a current AHA ACLS Card to take this course, but if you do not pass your written exam or megacode skills and you do not have a current AHA ACLS Card, you will not be allowed to remediate. You will need to take the 2-Day course at the full price if you do not pass this course and cannot show your instructor your current AHA ACLS card. Please bring a copy of your current card with you to class. It is recommended that students taking the ACLS Provider Update Course have a current American Heart Association ACLS Provider card.

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HeartCode® ACLS Blended eLearning Course

The American Heart Association HeartCode ACLS Blended Learning Course is a blended learning delivery method that combines the best of classroom learning with eLearning. HeartCode ACLS uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. 

  • Accessing the eLearning Online Course: After registering for this course you will receive an email within 1-4 days containing your HeartCode ACLS eLearning code. This code provides access to the online course.
  • Completing the eLearning Online Course: The eLearning course starts with completing a required precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. After successfully completing the online course you will receive a certificate of completion. Please note, you must print and bring a copy of the certificate of completion with you to the in-person HeartCode ACLS classroom course you have selected. You will NOT be admitted to the in-person class if you do not bring your certificate of completion. We suggest allowing at least 6.5 hours for the online eLearning course.
  • In-Person Classroom Training Course: After completing the eLearning online course described above students then attend their pre-scheduled classroom teaching session which includes hands-on practice and skills testing. The structured classroom portion takes about 2 hours and requires on-time attendance for the full course. Please note, if you arrive late or leave early you will NOT successfully complete the course.
  • Card: Upon successful completion of the online and classroom testing, a course card good for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $299

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ACLS Instructor Course

The American Heart Association ACLS Instructor Course is an intensive course for instructor candidates who have already successfully completed the ACLS Provider Course. The instructor candidate should exemplify integrity, demonstrate strong ethics, communicate clearly, and model a dedication to quality of training.

  • Requirements to take this course: ACLS instructor candidates must meet certain requirements before taking the ACLS Instructor Course. In order to become an AHA ACLS Instructor, all candidates must:
    • Be licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation in which the ACLS skills are within their scope of practice
    • Be aligned with an AHA Training Center
    • Complete an Instructor Candidate Application and file it with your Training Center
    • Have a current/official AHA ACLS Provider course completion card
    • Be proficient in the skills of ACLS
  • Requirements to pass this course: To become an instructor, you must successfully complete the ACLS Instructor Course and be monitored teaching an ACLS Provider Course successfully (this could take more than one monitoring). 
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, an ACLS Instructor card will be issued.
  • Cost: $419

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Classes

PALS Provider 2-Day Course

This two-day American Heart Association PALS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. Precourse preparation, didactic instruction, and active participation in skills stations and simulated cases will be used to enhance the recognition and intervention of respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest. The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients experiencing emergencies listed above by using high-performance team dynamics and high-quality individual skills. 

  • Requirements to pass this course: Skill testing and written testing are required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $349

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PALS Provider Update 1-Day Course

This one-day American Heart Association PALS Provider Update Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients and have a current AHA PALS Provider Card. Precourse preparation, didactic instruction, and active participation in skills stations and simulated cases will be used to enhance the recognition and intervention of respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest. The goal of the PALS Provider Update Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients experiencing emergencies listed above by using high-performance team dynamics and high-quality individual skills. 

  • Requirements to pass this course: Skill testing and written testing are required to pass this course.
  • Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $269
  • Please note: Students do not need to have a current AHA PALS Card to take this course, but if you do not pass your written exam or megacode skills and you do not have a current AHA PALS Card, you will not be allowed to remediate. You will need to take the 2-Day course at the full price if you do not pass this course and cannot show your instructor your current AHA PALS card. Please bring a copy of your current card with you to class. It is recommended that students taking the PALS Provider Update Course have a current American Heart Association PALS Provider card.

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HeartCode® PALS Blended eLearning Course

The American Heart Association HeartCode PALS Blended Learning Course is a blended learning delivery method that combines the best of classroom learning with eLearning. HeartCode PALS uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. 

  • Accessing the eLearning Online Course: After registering for this course you will receive an email within 1-4 days containing your HeartCode PALS eLearning code. This code provides access to the online course.
  • Completing the eLearning Online Course: To enter the eLearning course, each student must complete the PALS Precourse self-assessment. Students are then presented with a team dynamics lesson and 12 In-hospital patient cases. Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. After successfully completing the online course you will receive a certificate of completion granting you access to the classroom portion in order to complete the full course. Please note, you must print and bring a copy of the certificate of completion with you to the in-person HeartCode PALS classroom course you have selected. You will NOT be admitted to the in-person class if you do not bring your certificate of completion. We suggest allowing at least 7.5 hours for the online eLearning course.
  • In-Person Classroom Training Course: After completing the eLearning online course described above students then attend their pre-scheduled classroom teaching session which includes hands-on practice and skills testing. The structured classroom portion takes about 2 hours and requires on-time attendance for the full course. Please note, if you arrive late or leave early you will NOT successfully complete the course.
  • Card: Upon successful completion of the online and classroom testing, a course card good for two years will be issued.
  • Cost: $299

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